[QUOTE=Peebag;4379908]sorry young'en but they did play instruments -
...and Michael Nesmith actually put out some pretty good tunes....
I think that at the beginning of the group they weren't all musicians but Peter Tork supposedly was classically trained and could play pretty much anything.
I loved the Monkees as a kid and I introduced my girls to them a few years ago. We DVR the reruns and I still laugh at the stupid jokes and enjoy the songs. My 12 year old loves to do the Davy Jones dance from Sleepy Jean.
began studying [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano"]piano[/URL] at the age of nine, showing an aptitude for music by learning to play several different instruments, including the [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banjo"]banjo[/URL] and acoustic and bass [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar"]guitars[/URL].
Tork was a proficient musician, and though the group generally did not play their own instruments on their first two albums, he was an exception, playing what he described as "third chair guitar" on [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Nesmith"]Mike Nesmith[/URL]'s song "Papa Gene's Blues" from their first album. He subsequently played keyboards, bass guitar, banjo, [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpsichord"]harpsichord[/URL], and other instruments on their recordings. He also co-wrote, along with Joey Richards, the closing theme song of the second season of The Monkees, "For Pete's Sake". On the television show, he was relegated to playing the "lovable [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dummy"]dummy[/URL]", even though he is actually a highly intelligent, literate person, as the other Monkees have always been keen to point out in subsequent interviews.[/QUOTE]
In the CNN story, Jones is described as the quintissential 1960s heartthrob and then goes on to describe how he died of a heart attack. Am I the only one who got a chuckle out of that? I guess it make me a bad person then.
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[QUOTE=EM31;4380898]In the CNN story, Jones is described as the quintissential 1960s heartthrob and then goes on to describe how he died of a heart attack. Am I the only one who got a chuckle out of that? I guess it make me a bad person then.